Last week, CIPS hosted an event with Khalifa University (KU) about ‘The Future of Procurement & Supply Chain’. Saeed Al Mahri MCIPS, Procurement & Contracts Director from Khalifa University shared insights on how KU is establishing and innovating the future of Procurement & Supply Chain locally, regionally, and globally. As part of the procurement team transformations, Shamma Rashed from KU shared her experiences in KU having recently joined the procurement profession.
Industry expert and one of the most recognized Procurement & Supply Chain leaders in the UAE, Waleed AlSaeedi FCIPS, Director of Supply Management at the Department of Culture and Tourism shared his professional journey and his thoughts on the roadmap to shape the future of leadership in Procurement & Supply Chain. Earlier in the session, Sam Achampong FCIPS Regional Director at CIPS MENA shared his thoughts on how CIPS is guiding organizations towards talent, skills, and competencies, driving world-class practices, and engaging innovative and sustainable practices for the future.
The event was attended by several leading CPOs and procurement professionals (MCIPS) and also included discussions from real-life practices. Some of the audience provided their thoughts on what the future looks like for procurement professionals. CIPS also recognized the successful achievement of MCIPS by Saeed Al Mahri and presented his certificate of achievement at the event.